MC? What and who is this MC person?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Who is your MC?
    A parent : (0 votes)
    Another family member : (7 votes)
    14 %
    A friend : (11 votes)
    22 %
    The officiant : (1 votes)
    2 %
    The wedding coordinator : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Some random person I hired : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I agree, what the hell is an MC and where do I find one? : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Not having one : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It’s usually your band leader or DJ. 

    Post # 5
    3677 posts
    Sugar bee

    We asked a buddy of mine to do it. Basically, he just introduced the priest before the blessing, introduced the best man, MOH’s, etc., before their toasts, and announced when we were cutting the cake and beginning the dance. Our wedding was pretty low-key (we didn’t do a big introduction of the wedding party or anything like that. If you were to do that, the emcee would also announce that.)

    Ours was simple enough that we almost didn’t need to have an emcee, but in hindsight I’m glad we did: having him announce and introduce that stuff gave just enough structure to keep things flowing, without being distracting or overbearing.

    Post # 6
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee

    99% of weddings I’ve been to, the MC has been a close friend or family member.

    Post # 7
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Our DJ will be MC’ing.

    Post # 8
    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    99% of the weddings I’ve been to, it has been a close friend or relative of the bride or groom also! I’ve never seen the DJ be the MC, although I’m sure it does happen.

    We chose my aunt and my uncle.

    They will announce the BP, introduce the speeches, say speeches themselves (usually funny things) announce the kissing game, if we were throwing the bouquet/garter, they would announce that. 

    Post # 9
    3698 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    our venue has an MC that comes with the venue hire price.

    Post # 10
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    To me, the MC is Mistress of Ceremony and will be my cousin. She is essentially the Day-of-Coordinator. She is there to make sure all the vendors are there on time and setting things up properly, the bridal party is running on time, she cues the DJ when to start playing music for the ceremony, cues the girls to walk, etc. The list goes on lol. After the post ceremony pictures, the announcement duties get passed onto the DJ.

    Post # 12
    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    didn’t have one and didn’t need one>

    Post # 13
    22125 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Yep, it’s often your DJ (or someone in the band, if you’re having a band). But you can get a friend or family member to do it too — someone who’s organized, on top of things, and comfortable with public speaking. 🙂

    Post # 15
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I had two, they were both members of the wedding party.  I think that’s pretty common if there’s a head table as they are already close to the mic.

    Post # 16
    2973 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @lolot:  The DJ & MC package we got includes…well, a DJ and an MC lol. So he’s a total stranger to us (well friend of a friend, but this is his business).

    He is really good about getting the crowd going & reading what people react to the best. Very nice guy too! 🙂 

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